November 21, 2019

I Found A Free Data Source

Patric Hua @patrichua

I was just searching around for other data source to see if there's anything better out there. I came across a website called FinancialModelingPrep.com. The documentation was good. It was really fast. And it was free. I didn't like the idea of having to download a csv file every month and loading it into my database. And I also didn't like to pay $20/mo for data that I could get for free. I'd like to point out that at this point, the owner of QuickFS.net has begun to work on a web api solution, so moving away from QuickFS was more of a monetary reason than a technical one. I once again rewrote the scripts that download the data to work with FinancialModelingPrep. Each time I rewrote the scripts, I tried to make the code cleaner and more reusable.

It took a couple of weeks working on the script on and off, but I'm done at this point and the app has been working great for me.

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